Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

Foley-Baker Inc. (1990s)

Originally Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1203, 1952)

Location:

First Church of Christ, Scientist - Extension
210 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 US
Organ ID: 9767

Update This Entry

Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Christ, Scientist
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 233 ranks. 13,384 pipes. 8 divisions. 4 manuals. 151 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 8
  • Stops: 151
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 17, 2015:

Updated through online information from Bryan Ashley.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on June 10, 2008:

Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Restoration work; releathering begun in 1995 and new solid-state combination action in 1996.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Aeolian-Skinner (1952, Opus1203).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Mechanical refurbishing. Lawrence I. Phelps was consultant and advisor. Additional alterations by Austin Organs.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Specification provided by Bryan Ashley, organist of The Mother Church
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Interior and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2015-03-15

Console: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2015-03-15

pipe facade and exposed pipes: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2012-09-01

Solo chamber opening: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2012-09-01

Console enclosure: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2012-09-01

Pipe Organs in Massachusetts sponsored by:
This instrument has been viewed 389 times.